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    Singular Rooster

    I picked up my Singular Rooster frame set last Saturday and build it up with the parts of my Krampus.

    It's a great looking frame and the yellow is screaming, also the removable mech hanger and ebb makes a dedicated singlespeed look.

    Now I need some time for a proper ride!





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    Why the switch from the Krampus?

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    Off topic, but how do you like the Spoon saddle?
    Thanks

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    After a good ride, let me know your thoughts vs the Krampus.
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    The Krampus was a great bike but I prefer an EBB over the sliding dropouts. It's much easier, wheel is always straight.

    Spoon saddles are very comfy and durable.

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    Looks great, I'm curious to see how you feel about the frame stiffness vs. the Krampus.

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    Hmmm very hard to say if it's stiffer than the Krampus.

    Climbing felt very good, when I was stand-up climbing with the Krampus I always had some disc rub in the front. With the Singular I didn't hear that rubbing anymore. I don't no if that has something to do with the Rooster fork.

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    Singular Rooster-image.jpgLooks great. I've been riding my Rooster prototype for the past two seasons. It's an awesome ride...
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    Hey there fellow flatland dweller,

    Posting your build was an inspiration, my Rooster was delivered and I've finished the build this weekend. Hope & RaceFace build with FBN's on 35mm hookless carbon rims The black on that yellow is super, well done Sam on the choice.

    enjoy!!



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    I just wanted to say that...


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    What's up with this? Looks like an Swift colored Rooster, but with extra fork braze ons?

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    It's exactly what it is, size L Rooster, pigeon blue with triple cage bosses on the fork.

    Can't wait to build it, just received the parts. Was a little disappointed with the stem, had no idea the 60mm Thomson X4 was square, DH style

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    Hmm, I just saw they have the blue option on the Singular site. I keep looking at the Rooster, but it's over $1000 shipped to the US, and I really can't justify that for a Taiwanese frame. At that cost, I could either go custom Chinese ti, or (for just 50% more or so ) custom US steel.

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    Here come the Rooster
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    Had my first real ride with the Rooster today

    Singular Rooster-img_20151025_165703908.jpg

    Plenty of mud around.
    Also had my first spill. In a corner that I used to do full charge with the Ogre I saw the front wheel disappear under me with the Rooster.
    Forgot about the totally different geometry of the Rooster, with the relatively unweighted front weight.

    Anyway, I'm Really digging this new school geo. 720mm bars, 60mm stem (450mm reach), 445mm chainstays, 70 HTA, 55mm rake. Climbs like a goat and descends really, really well. The only place it seems to loose to the traditional xc geo in fast flat corners

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    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
    Hmm, I just saw they have the blue option on the Singular site. I keep looking at the Rooster, but it's over $1000 shipped to the US, and I really can't justify that for a Taiwanese frame. At that cost, I could either go custom Chinese ti, or (for just 50% more or so ) custom US steel.
    for a little less the Stooge looks like a great bike with similar geo. Just won't fit anything larger than 29 x 2.8" ( gen 2) in the rear.

    mike

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    One size kills the Stooge for 6'3" me. And, I already have a Ritchey P-29er, a lovely, lively, springy steel frame that can fit an honest 2.4" in the rear. If I'm going to try something different, it's darn well going to have clearance for a real 29+ tire.

    Quote Originally Posted by senor_mikey View Post
    for a little less the Stooge looks like a great bike with similar geo. Just won't fit anything larger than 29 x 2.8" ( gen 2) in the rear.

    mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
    One size kills the Stooge for 6'3" me. And, I already have a Ritchey P-29er, a lovely, lively, springy steel frame that can fit an honest 2.4" in the rear. If I'm going to try something different, it's darn well going to have clearance for a real 29+ tire.
    yea... too bad. At 6' the Stooge would be perfect for me. I love the twin top tube too. But spending all my $$ right now on a new Ritchey Commando.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ze_Zaskar View Post
    Also had my first spill. In a corner that I used to do full charge with the Ogre I saw the front wheel disappear under me with the Rooster.
    Forgot about the totally different geometry of the Rooster, with the relatively unweighted front weight.
    Would be interesting to know if moving your weight forward help with this (non-setback post and longer stem) and if so, if it has any negative effects..

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    I'm a firm believer that the BB should decide your saddle position and then the reach your stem lenght. Not much point into messing with the saddle position and setback to create artificial riding positions for a certain geometry.

    The said relatively unweighted front wheel is an intentional feature of this geometry style, and I'm loving it.
    It's just a matter of applying some weight on the handlebar when cornering, nothing more.
    After the spill I repeated the corner at the same speed only with a little bit more pressure on the bar and had no problems at all.

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    Not to get too far off topic here, but I'm looking forward to hearing how you like the Commando. I haven't read much about that bike. The clearance of my Mukluk with the responsiveness of my P-29er? That would be a killer combo.

    Quote Originally Posted by senor_mikey View Post
    yea... too bad. At 6' the Stooge would be perfect for me. I love the twin top tube too. But spending all my $$ right now on a new Ritchey Commando.

    mike

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    Arriving home from the daily commute (25 miles):

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    Hey guys, great to see some other Roosters. Got mine a few weeks ago, running SS with Stan's Hugo rims, Hope Pro 2 hubs and Chupacabras.

    What is your crank/seatstay clearance like? Mine is very tight with a XTR M970 crankset.

    Will try to get some pics up.

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    I have a nice Hope crank that does not fit for this reason.
    The Turbines currently fitted are tight as well, but work.

    Enjoy!!
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    Flatland what bars are you running there?

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    Hi! It's the 710cm Jones bend bar.
    Very comfy!

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    Here's mine:

    (if I get it right!!)

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    I am searching for a size large Rooster frame and fork. May consider a complete depending on set up and price.

    Thanks.
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    Sold mine a few days ago.
    Watch the Singletrackworld forum sales board (UK), they pop up from time to time. Specially now that people are looking to upgrade to frames with thru axles and longer forks (like I did)

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    Looks like I missed the one you were selling by a day or two. Still hope one pops up.
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